Ivan started to dance at 5 years of age in Moscow.
His first serious success was reaching the final of the British Juvenile
Standard Championship in Blackpool. Throughout his career he competed in
in both latin and ballroom dance styles (10 dance).
Ivan has is a finalist of many World DanceSport Federation competitions and at
the age of 19 started to live in and represent Lithuania. By this time, he had
become the Lithuanian 10 Dance Under-21 Champion and received a
Bachelor of Sports Diploma from the Lithuanian Sports University.